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Old 07-09-2006, 10:20 PM
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area backs up to an airport.


Went out there today. Saw lots of hog sign but looking to hunt deer. Found a few places for stands. You can see the spots because of the trees. There are a few good open spots for plots. There is also a small pond and a creek that runs through the property.

We will be planting the red area for a rifle stand. the rest will be bowstands.

the areas marked green are stands.

1 backs up to a field next to the airport. (will be planted with secret spot)

2 is a small clearing (tiller will be used) whitetail institute extreme

3 rifle stand (by red lines) (tiller used)whitetail institute extreme

4 (not in pic) will be running off the creek (tiller used)whitetail institute extreme

we have not been thru the area near the "B" but dont think we will be able to get a tiller back there.

My question is... do you think this are will be worth plotting? The only reason why I want to plot it is because I will be able to hunt it whenever I want. The other land I will be hunting on cant be hunted by mein rifle season.

Also, any other comments or places I should put stands?

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Old 07-09-2006, 10:21 PM
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wouldnt post pics.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=natchez,+ms+airport&i e=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=31.620753,-91.290185&spn=0.006834,0.012124

is the whole area marked by "b" (surrounded by the road and backing up to the airport)
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:12 AM
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anyone?
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:21 AM
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Any effort to plant food plots would be time well spent in my humble opinion. However, the hog useage of the areas concerns me with small plots though??? Do you think they would be a serious factor. I realize that even a sizable plot could be destroyed pretty quickly by a small group of pigs??
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:30 AM
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Thats what concerns me.I dont want to waste a bunch of time and money on plotting small bow plots only to have it torn up.
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:35 AM
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Isuspect the hogs would totally destroy the small plots under a 1/4 to 1/2 acre way to quickly to justify the labor and expense. However, we have no hogs here so perhaps they are not as bad as I have been lead to believe?
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:44 AM
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does anyone know if plotsaver keeps hogs out?
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:49 AM
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I dont have any experience with hogs, but from what i hear, they can ruin a plot quickly. I will say that around here, areas next to airports are honey holes. Good luck.
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:59 AM
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The guy he bought it from said the planes hit deer all the time.
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Old 07-10-2006, 10:39 AM
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I agree that the hogs will probably destroy it , unless you can keep them out you might be better off planting nut trees such as hazelnut and beech and wait for them to start shedding nuts . If persimmon will grow there it would be well worth the effort , look for a warmer climate cultivar . Hazelnut and beech will also attract turkey and tons of squirrels . Apple trees are another consideration . I'd also put in decoy feed stations at the furthest corner of the property to keep the hogs occupied , shoot as many as you can once they are .
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